Our birth date affects many different things. It dictates our astrology sign, which in turn can often be an indicator to what sort of personality traits we have. It also decides which birthstone belongs to us, although this can be different depending on the source – I was born in June, some say this is the month of the diamond, others claiming it for the pearl. But, until quite recently, I didn’t realise that different months of the year had also been assigned a birth flower. This month, Flying Flowers have put together a handy guide to the correct birth flowers for each month, along with some information about the symbolism of the flower and the character traits of people born in a particular month, It is a fascinating piece, well worth a read,
My birthday is the 15th June, which makes my birth flower the rose. This really pleased me as roses are one of my favourite blooms. I’ve loved roses ever since I was a young girl, when my grandad had both a red and white rose bush growing in his garden. I remember clearly that the white always seemed to bloom in abundance, whilst the red gave flowers less regularly, and this made them seem rarer, and more special as a consequence. Even now, roses are my flower of choice when it comes to romantic occasions, although my husband tends to buy me yellow roses as these are now my favourites.
Flying Flowers says of the rose:-
Roses were first grown in China around 5,000 years ago, and now they’re one of the most popular flowers in the world. Their symbolism of love is known far and wide, and they’ll always be a solid favourite for Valentine’s Day.
That seems to sum them up perfectly for me.
I love the idea of knowing what your birth flower is. It makes it a perfect, and truly personal choice as a birthday gift for someone, as well as being a lovely choice for a new mother, to present her with a bloom to reflect her child’s birth date. Flying Flowers gives tips on what sort of floral gift people would like according to their birthday, and I have to say that mine was spot on in saying I would love a floral gift bursting with colour, anyone who knows me knows I totally love colour, the brighter the best, hence my love for yellow roses.
What sort of flowers do you love. Check out the flower birth date guide and see if your bloom truly matches your taste and personality.